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MUS 499 ART - Proseminar in Music - Audio Recording Techniques I

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special preparation in specialized fields of musicology, composition-theory, performance, and music education. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in music or music education; consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

An introduction to the basic principles and best practices of audio recording, including an overview of physical properties of sound (acoustics/psychoacoustics), analog and digital audio, microphones and microphone placement, and best recording practices within a recording studio environment. The course will be presented as a combination of lectures with hands-on projects to familiarize students with proper gain and signal staging, microphone placement, and recording practices. Grading will be based on assigned lab projects and written exams. Lab times will be assigned. This course is restricted to senior and graduate music majors.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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